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Jennifer Hudson Going Back To Broadway As Celie?

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The rumors have been spread and it is so exciting to hear that Jennifer Hudson may be headed back to Broadway with her amazing voice to perform as Celie in Oprah’s new revival of ‘The Color Purple’.

According to NY Post:

This “Color Purple” comes from London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, which specializes in stripping down big-budget Broadway shows, giving them an emotional punch they lacked the first time around.

John Doyle did the paring, as he did for several Sondheim revivals in New York, and his 2013 production received decent reviews.

The show is “so lithe and muscular that at first it’s hard to detect even remnants of the big, bloated show that ‘The Color Purple’ once was,” Ben Brantley wrote in the Times. “This was a second date made in heaven.”

Even British critics who reached for the sick bag when the show got mired in the treacly couldn’t resist full-throttle ballads and gospel numbers that “almost blow the roof off the theater,” as the Daily Telegraph put it.

Hudson has been on the hunt for a Broadway show for several years. Sources say Oprah called her personally and asked her to join the production.

Hudson will play Celie, who survives abuse, poverty and racism to become a successful seamstress and pants designer. LaChanze won a Tony in the role in 2006.

The original, $10 million production that played the Broadway Theatre caused a media circus. On opening night, Oprah ended her 16-year-old feud with David Letterman and walked the red carpet with him.

As for us at Naturally Moi, we are elated for Oprah as well as Jennifer Hudson. This is one that I will definitely be going to check out.

Jennifer Hudson would be great for any part that consists of music, she has a voice like Whitney Houston and a stage presence that can take your breath away. After performing on American Idol many years ago, she has always kept her place in Americas heart as one of the best singers of our time!

I truly wish her the best and I hope that she gets everything that she deserves for playing such a great role. I’m sure she will be awesome!

Thank you for reading!


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